I have a gaming device I want to ask about repairing and want to make sure I can ask it here

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    \$\begingroup\$ Repair questions are off-topic unfortunately. \$\endgroup\$
    – Janka
    Feb 3 '19 at 22:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ ok that is why I was asking I was unsure and saw the tag \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3 '19 at 22:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ This particular question would belong on meta.EE.SE. Repair questions are off-topic unless a detailed understanding of the electronics is shown. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Feb 3 '19 at 22:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have one rep I can't put it on meta @Hearth \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3 '19 at 22:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have a 3Ds circle pad that needs replacing and I consider that repairing \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3 '19 at 22:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ Repair questions are not strictly off topic, you have to "demonstrate a good understanding the underlying design of what is being repaired". Only consumer electronics are mentioned as a reason for not being on topic. \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    Feb 3 '19 at 22:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ so as long as I show I understand the inner workings I can ask? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3 '19 at 22:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Luna, this is becoming silly .... please delete your comments, because they are cluttering up the post ..... then ask your question ..... right now your post is not much different than any off-topic post and you have not even had a chance to ask your real question .... thank you for asking first, it demonstrates that you are being polite \$\endgroup\$
    – jsotola
    Feb 4 '19 at 0:29

We discourage broad, open-ended questions relating to the reverse engineering, modification and/or repair of devices here on EE.SE because the answer(s) tend to become long strings of unrelated edits and/or comments. While this might help you with your immediate problems, it is of no value to the site overall. We DO allow certain questions about reverse engineering in which you explain in detail what you know about the circuit and then focus on a few points about which you still have doubts.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not sure I follow \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3 '19 at 22:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ but thank you for telling me \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3 '19 at 22:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ ask questions that have simple answers "whai it this part" "how does this circuit work" \$\endgroup\$
    – Jasen
    Feb 4 '19 at 7:52

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